Damaged Rim - Repair or Replace - DT Swiss CR1600=R500?

4xsama Posts: 26
edited July 2018 in Workshop

I had a bit of a run in with a storm water grate on Friday night. The run in has damaged my front wheel (DT Swiss CR1600) and cracked a rib so no bike for a week or so.

To repair the wheel the rim will need to be bashed into shape. It will not be 100% and I will have a nagging doubt in the back of my mind, particularly when I get to the steeper/faster sections of my commute. Ideally I replace the front but a quick search and a visit to the LBS has shown I can only buy as a set ($800+ AUD). I saw on a forum the CR1600's use a DT R500 rim (a tasty $60-70 AUD + wheel rebuild).

Can anyone confirm the R500 rim is used on the CR1600? That would make my day.


  • crankycrank
    crankycrank Posts: 1,830
    Try contacting DT. They may have the answer and could surprise you with some no or low cost help with a replacement. That would be the first place I would ask.
  • sungod
    sungod Posts: 16,544
    website says that wheel comes in 23 and 25mm versions

    r500 is available in one of those, there's a different cross rim for the other
    my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny